Google Cloud in class



EdSurge (Aug. 17) -- Indranil Gupta, associate professor in computer science at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, teaches a graduate class on advanced distributed systems where students created research and entrepreneurial cloud-based projects using Google Cloud. Gupta suspects research results would be the same had his classes used Amazon or Microsoft, but most students prefer Amazon for its ease. Having launched earliest in 2006, Amazon has “matured for a while,” Gupta says. “Public clouds are here to stay a while, and all engineers and many non-engineers are rushing to learn how to use them.”